On Monday, 29th of Sep 2019, the Press House - Palestine in partnership with REFORM, organized a film discussion for a documentary entitled “ Speed Sisters ", which was produced and directed by (Ameer Faris), as part of the project “Fostering Social Inclusion and Gender Equality within Palestinian Society tackling gender stereotypes”, funded by the Italian GVC Foundation.
The film conveyed a unique experience of Palestine as it relates to the first women's racing team, which aspires to compete on a regional and international level. This, in turn, the film reflected on the performance of the girls who due to their families’ support, were able to approve that they were able to represent themselves and achieve their ambition regardless of all prevailing societal and cultural barriers.
These documentary films were an awareness-raising activity for the trainees of the project, based on open discussion and exchange of views and experiences to increase their involvement in in-depth analyzes of societal challenges, as well as providing tools to help remove restrictions associated with cultural and social systems and raise their awareness of the importance of women's participation in the Palestinian society, and its impact on achieving sustainable development and cultural diversity.
It’s worth noting that this project aims at challenging discriminatory and exclusionary practices and behaviors that contribute to promoting gender inequality by providing safe spaces for marginalized groups, especially youth and women, to discuss gender-based societal issues, and to improve the exchange of experience among the various components of Palestinian society to promote the social inclusion.